The Ziggy Boat Name Process
One day I was asked if I was able to make the Ziggy boat name logo and put it on a sailboat as a boat name. I immediately started searching for the Ziggy logo. Brought back memories of my childhood when I looked in the newspaper everyday for the latest comic strip. I found the logo and imported in to my illustration program. From there I was able to make vectored lines that I would need to cut each color of the Ziggy logo. Then I placed te logo over the photograph that my customer supplied me. After a little bit of photo-shopping and moving the letters in a perspective view, I was able to make it look like the boat name was already completed.
I sent the proof and the estimate of how much it would cost to continue designing with proofs and cut the graphics, travel and install. The customer replied back with the go ahead and a 50% deposit.
Later that day I went to the boat to take measurements and to see exactly what I was contending with. I saw that there was a better place for me to place the logo. I explained that I would cut the blue stripping and put the boat name in between the stripping. I also explained that I would use the same color stripping that was on the boat to really tie it together. Without further explaining the boat owner told me he trusted my judgment and to do what i do best.
I went back to the shop and ordered the same blue that was on the boat. I had the yellow and started prepping the file so that when the vinyl comes in the next day I would be able to get right to work. The next day the blue came in and I went to print. I also went ahead and printed his port name as a freebee.
The next day I was back and completed the job within just three days. The customer was ecstatic when he came back from work. The Ziggy boat name was placed on both sides of his boat.